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Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International is dedicated to the conservation and protection of gorillas and their habitats in Africa.  They are committed to promoting continued research on the gorillas and their threatened ecosystems and to providing education about their relevance to the world in which we live.  In collaboration with government agencies and other international partners, the Fund also provides assistance to local communities through education, health, training, and development initiatives.

First established in 1978 as the Digit Fund by Dr. Dian Fossey, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International has more than 40 years’ history of gorilla protection and conservation.  Since Fossey’s death in 1985, the Fund’s activities have expanded to include protection of Grauer’s (eastern lowland) gorillas as well as mountain gorillas and other endangered species in the gorillas’ habitats.  The Fund has also established numerous health, education, and economic development projects in partnership with local government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and universities, and with the communities that share the gorillas’ ecosystems, to create a healthy environment for both people and gorillas and empower Africans to become leaders in conserving their own natural resources.

Gregg Hudson, executive director and CEO of the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park, currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.

For more information, visit The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International website.